New Diagnosis Resources

Receiving the unexpected news that your child has Type 1 Diabetes is one of the scariest things that a family can go through. Sending your camper to overnight camp for an extended period away from home, for the first time after a recent diagnosis, can be equally as scary. However, a positive camp experience during the first year of diagnosis is essential and provides a framework for support for both the camper and family that will carry through for the rest of their lives.

A letter from our Executive Director

FREE SugarPixel

Camp Ho Mita Koda is proud to sponsor first-time campers who have had a T1D diagnosis within 12 months of the start of the camp with a 50% credit toward the camp fee.

Those diagnosed within 6 months of the start of camp get a FREE WEEK OF CAMP, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. 

We believe in the power of camp and have seen the incredible benefits that a one-week experience has on the mental health of a newly diagnosed camper within the first critical year.

The new diagnosis discount could not be possible without the ongoing support of the by the Lions and Masons clubs.

To take advantage of the discount, please complete the following form:

New Diagnosis Form

Parent Name(Required)
Camper Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Max. file size: 64 MB.
Please provide any additional information that you feel would be relevant.

Need Supplies?

We understand how hard the first year can be with navigating insurance and how a diagnosis can disrupt financial stability. If you are in need of supplies, please reach out to Sara Serafine, Healthcare Director, at and we may be able to support with a product donation.

If you are struggling to afford the monthly cost of insulin, CLICK THIS LINK and visit Beyond Type 1 to view resources you can use not only for insulin but other diabetes supplies, insurance coverage, and information on exploring tools and actions you can take to get involved with access advocacy.


We are here for you, no questions asked. To learn more about first-time diagnosis assistance, please contact our camp office at 440-739-4095 or

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